Daily News from New York, New York on October 10, 1980 · 64
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Daily News from New York, New York · 64

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TV SPSITS By PETER.PQUTROS. Crying the blues doesn't make news I ti i .'1, r FTER 10 YEARS IN PRO FOOTBALL, Pat 't& Toomay, a much-traveled defensive end, cal-tSl led it a career when he failed his physical at. Oakland this summer. In his enforced retirement, the-32-year-old Toomay is doing what a lot of disgruntled jocks do. Looking back in anger. "What you see on TV is not what the game is all . about," Toomay complains. "You don't see the pain, the anguish, the drugs." To correct the oversight, he's writing a book that will explore the pain, anguish and drugs. If he's relying on people like me to buy the book, I doubt it will hit the best-seller list Not even the bottom. Maybe Til try "The Pickwick Papers" or I might read something of William Saroyan's and fall in love with the human race all over again. As for Toomay and all his revelations about pain, anguish and uppers and downers, my reaction is the same as Rhett's was to Scarlett, which is to say that, frankly, I don't give a damn. WHEN I FLIP THE GAME ON, I want to root, root, root for the home team Or sweat out the spread. At the least, I want to escape even if it's only for a few hours all the horrors that provide theheadlines and make the city morgue such a busy place I'm tired of trying to feel sorry for an overpaid jock who's hooked on drugs because he couldn't cope with people who ask him for autographs, bust their arms to grab his bar tab and bury him with money. I'm tired of jocks reaching into their closets to retrieve skeletons. The only rolling bones that fascinate me wear polka dots. I'm tired of Billy Martin and Jim Bouton and Sparky Lyle and their revelations and their laughing up their Calvin Klein sleeves en route to the bank. Like little children, the jocks should be seen and not heard. And, most of all, they should not be read. They have nothing to tell us. IF YOU CAN'T BEAT THEM, Join them. It's a philosophy that's catching on in a big way with harness racing, whose owners once fought the OTB and are now increasing their partnership by adding a third night of televised action to the schedule. Along with the regular Thursday and Saturday night shows on Channel 9, the station is airing the Tuesday trotting action. With the introduction of a late daily double, a boost in OTB wagering is anticipated. Since the tracks get 27 of all exotic wagering, the expanded televising got no opposition from the harness entrepreneurs. LAST WEEK, Oklahoma whomped Colorado, 82-42. If ABC had it as its game of the week, it probably would have had to wipe out half its prime-time slate. Saturday the Sooners play Texas. ABC, carrying the game, needn't fret about running overtime, not with the Sooners still trying to catch their breath. 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